Go Back   TechArena Community > Technical Support > Computer Help > Windows XP > Windows XP Support
Become a Member!
Forgot your username/password?
Tags Active Topics RSS Search Mark Forums Read

Sponsored Links



Change the window size/position for an application when it opens

Windows XP Support


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 18-06-2008
Jim Franklin
 
Posts: n/a
Change the window size/position for an application when it opens

Hi,

I have a large monitor with 2560x1600 desktop. I have certain apps, such as
MS Access and a digital notes program which I open every day. Every time I
open them I have to resize and re-position the windows as I want them. The
window size/position does not seem to be saved when I close the application.

Is there any way of manipulating this so that when a particular application
opens, its window is already sized to where I want it?

I have already tried one suggestion from another newsgroup, which was to
delete the following keys from the registry. Apparently they rebuild
themselves but this has had no effect.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags

Any other ideas anyone?

Thanks for any help! As always, greatly appreciated.
Jim



Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 18-06-2008
Rey Santos
 
Posts: n/a
RE: Change the window size/position for an application when it opens

Resize the window, then reposition. Hold down the Alt key and left click the
close window button on the top right of the window (red X). If it won't work
try the Ctl key instead. Mine works with the Alt key.
--
Rey


"Jim Franklin" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I have a large monitor with 2560x1600 desktop. I have certain apps, such as
> MS Access and a digital notes program which I open every day. Every time I
> open them I have to resize and re-position the windows as I want them. The
> window size/position does not seem to be saved when I close the application.
>
> Is there any way of manipulating this so that when a particular application
> opens, its window is already sized to where I want it?
>
> I have already tried one suggestion from another newsgroup, which was to
> delete the following keys from the registry. Apparently they rebuild
> themselves but this has had no effect.
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags
>
> Any other ideas anyone?
>
> Thanks for any help! As always, greatly appreciated.
> Jim
>
>
>

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 19-06-2008
Seahawk60B
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Change the window size/position for an application when it opens

On Jun 18, 7:13 am, "Jim Franklin" <pleasedonotuset...@hotmail.com>
wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have a large monitor with 2560x1600 desktop. I have certain apps, such as
> MS Access and a digital notes program which I open every day. Every time I
> open them I have to resize and re-position the windows as I want them. The
> window size/position does not seem to be saved when I close the application.
>
> Is there any way of manipulating this so that when a particular application
> opens, its window is already sized to where I want it?
>
> I have already tried one suggestion from another newsgroup, which was to
> delete the following keys from the registry. Apparently they rebuild
> themselves but this has had no effect.
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags
>
> Any other ideas anyone?
>
> Thanks for any help! As always, greatly appreciated.
> Jim


Instead of closing the application with the X button, go to File -
Exit. Then it will close the app properly and retain the last window
coordinates.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 20-06-2008
Jim Franklin
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Change the window size/position for an application when it opens

Thanks both of you. I appreciate your time.

Unfortunately neither of these worked :-( I'm beginning to wonder if there
is something up with my system...just realised i did not mention I am using
WinXp Pro with SP2.

Any other ideas anyone?

Jim


"Seahawk60B" <jetranger57b@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:d002d5a6-37b3-4f4b-a780-4f334d88038c@27g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
> On Jun 18, 7:13 am, "Jim Franklin" <pleasedonotuset...@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I have a large monitor with 2560x1600 desktop. I have certain apps, such
>> as
>> MS Access and a digital notes program which I open every day. Every time
>> I
>> open them I have to resize and re-position the windows as I want them.
>> The
>> window size/position does not seem to be saved when I close the
>> application.
>>
>> Is there any way of manipulating this so that when a particular
>> application
>> opens, its window is already sized to where I want it?
>>
>> I have already tried one suggestion from another newsgroup, which was to
>> delete the following keys from the registry. Apparently they rebuild
>> themselves but this has had no effect.
>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU
>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags
>>
>> Any other ideas anyone?
>>
>> Thanks for any help! As always, greatly appreciated.
>> Jim

>
> Instead of closing the application with the X button, go to File -
> Exit. Then it will close the app properly and retain the last window
> coordinates.



Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 20-06-2008
Jim Franklin
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Change the window size/position for an application when it opens

Additional info: just realised if I do the File - End thing with MS Access,
it DOES work. But I have several, non-microsoft applications where it
doesn't seem to have an effect.


"Seahawk60B" <jetranger57b@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:d002d5a6-37b3-4f4b-a780-4f334d88038c@27g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
> On Jun 18, 7:13 am, "Jim Franklin" <pleasedonotuset...@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I have a large monitor with 2560x1600 desktop. I have certain apps, such
>> as
>> MS Access and a digital notes program which I open every day. Every time
>> I
>> open them I have to resize and re-position the windows as I want them.
>> The
>> window size/position does not seem to be saved when I close the
>> application.
>>
>> Is there any way of manipulating this so that when a particular
>> application
>> opens, its window is already sized to where I want it?
>>
>> I have already tried one suggestion from another newsgroup, which was to
>> delete the following keys from the registry. Apparently they rebuild
>> themselves but this has had no effect.
>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU
>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags
>>
>> Any other ideas anyone?
>>
>> Thanks for any help! As always, greatly appreciated.
>> Jim

>
> Instead of closing the application with the X button, go to File -
> Exit. Then it will close the app properly and retain the last window
> coordinates.



Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 20-06-2008
Seahawk60B
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Change the window size/position for an application when it opens

On Jun 19, 1:40 pm, "Jim Franklin" <pleasedonotuset...@hotmail.com>
wrote:
> Additional info: just realised if I do the File - End thing with MS Access,
> it DOES work. But I have several, non-microsoft applications where it
> doesn't seem to have an effect.
>
> "Seahawk60B" <jetranger...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>
> news:d002d5a6-37b3-4f4b-a780-4f334d88038c@27g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
>
> > On Jun 18, 7:13 am, "Jim Franklin" <pleasedonotuset...@hotmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> Hi,

>
> >> I have a large monitor with 2560x1600 desktop. I have certain apps, such
> >> as
> >> MS Access and a digital notes program which I open every day. Every time
> >> I
> >> open them I have to resize and re-position the windows as I want them.
> >> The
> >> window size/position does not seem to be saved when I close the
> >> application.

>
> >> Is there any way of manipulating this so that when a particular
> >> application
> >> opens, its window is already sized to where I want it?

>
> >> I have already tried one suggestion from another newsgroup, which was to
> >> delete the following keys from the registry. Apparently they rebuild
> >> themselves but this has had no effect.
> >> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU
> >> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags

>
> >> Any other ideas anyone?

>
> >> Thanks for any help! As always, greatly appreciated.
> >> Jim

>
> > Instead of closing the application with the X button, go to File -
> > Exit. Then it will close the app properly and retain the last window
> > coordinates.


Then you may be out of luck.. Most of the MS apps - Explorer, IE,
Office, have the ability to remember the last window size (if the
application closes properly), and restore it the next time it's
launched - some of the other apps may not be as smart, it could be
hardcoded into their program to open with a certain default window
size at a default position... You may be able to look in the registry
under HKLM\Software and see if the application has any window size/
position settings there that it reads, or possibly use a tool like
Resource Hacker to open up the exe and see if you can find modifiable
windows size parameters. I'd make a backup copy of the exe before
doing the latter...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 20-06-2008
Rey Santos
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Change the window size/position for an application when it ope

Read this thread:
Question about 'Force Windows to Remember Window Positions'
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/1018607864

For step by step instructions:
Windows Doesn't Remember Folder Settings
http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsXP/troub-11.html
--
Rey


"Jim Franklin" wrote:

> Additional info: just realised if I do the File - End thing with MS Access,
> it DOES work. But I have several, non-microsoft applications where it
> doesn't seem to have an effect.
>
>
> "Seahawk60B" <jetranger57b@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:d002d5a6-37b3-4f4b-a780-4f334d88038c@27g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
> > On Jun 18, 7:13 am, "Jim Franklin" <pleasedonotuset...@hotmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I have a large monitor with 2560x1600 desktop. I have certain apps, such
> >> as
> >> MS Access and a digital notes program which I open every day. Every time
> >> I
> >> open them I have to resize and re-position the windows as I want them.
> >> The
> >> window size/position does not seem to be saved when I close the
> >> application.
> >>
> >> Is there any way of manipulating this so that when a particular
> >> application
> >> opens, its window is already sized to where I want it?
> >>
> >> I have already tried one suggestion from another newsgroup, which was to
> >> delete the following keys from the registry. Apparently they rebuild
> >> themselves but this has had no effect.
> >> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU
> >> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags
> >>
> >> Any other ideas anyone?
> >>
> >> Thanks for any help! As always, greatly appreciated.
> >> Jim

> >
> > Instead of closing the application with the X button, go to File -
> > Exit. Then it will close the app properly and retain the last window
> > coordinates.

>
>
>

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 20-06-2008
Kelly
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Change the window size/position for an application when it opens

As for Bagmru - you want to make it larger. See line 2 here:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

As for positioning - as already stated, the placement on the most part is
inherit to the last opened.

In addition you could try to reset Windows Placement (line 60) right hand
side for IE if applicable: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

And/or use a second process: See line 62 (right hand side):
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP/DTS&XP)

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm

SupportSpace
www.supportspace.com/pages?aiu=kellyskorner

"Jim Franklin" <pleasedonotusethis@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:EY66k.21539$312.15925@newsfe12.ams2...
> Hi,
>
> I have a large monitor with 2560x1600 desktop. I have certain apps, such
> as
> MS Access and a digital notes program which I open every day. Every time I
> open them I have to resize and re-position the windows as I want them. The
> window size/position does not seem to be saved when I close the
> application.
>
> Is there any way of manipulating this so that when a particular
> application
> opens, its window is already sized to where I want it?
>
> I have already tried one suggestion from another newsgroup, which was to
> delete the following keys from the registry. Apparently they rebuild
> themselves but this has had no effect.
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags
>
> Any other ideas anyone?
>
> Thanks for any help! As always, greatly appreciated.
> Jim
>
>


Reply With Quote
Reply

  TechArena Community > Technical Support > Computer Help > Windows XP > Windows XP Support
Tags: , ,



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads for: "Change the window size/position for an application when it opens"
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Opera 11 Session opens in New Window Ansari Bros Technology & Internet 5 12-01-2011 07:48 AM
Firefox Doesn't Remember Window Position/Size? Steadfast Technology & Internet 5 12-03-2010 09:40 PM
How to change window size? Chun Hei Windows XP Support 1 25-04-2009 08:08 PM
DVD Writer opens an empty window mikee55 Hardware Peripherals 6 29-12-2008 08:35 PM
Saving last window position and location Doug Vista Help 8 21-03-2007 10:36 PM


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 06:33 PM.